The Buckle, Inc. Reports May 2008 Net Sales
June 05, 2008 at 06:00 AM EDT
KEARNEY, NE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/05/08 -- The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced today that comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one year, for the four-week period ended May 31, 2008, increased 34.7 percent from comparable store net sales for the four-week period ended June 2, 2007. Net sales for the four-week fiscal month ended May 31, 2008 increased 44.1 percent to $50.8 million from net sales of $35.3 million for the prior year four-week fiscal month ended June 2, 2007.
Comparable store net sales year-to-date for the 17-week period ended May 31, 2008 increased 27.7 percent from comparable store net sales for the 17-week period ended June 2, 2007. Net sales for the 17-week fiscal period ended May 31, 2008 increased 35.0 percent to $211.1 million from net sales of $156.4 million for the prior year 17-week fiscal period ended June 2, 2007.
Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company's exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 376 retail stores in 39 states compared to 355 stores in 38 states as of June 5, 2007. During fiscal May, the Company opened two new stores, one in Sanford, Florida and the other in Pleasanton, California. To listen to the Company's recorded monthly sales commentary, please call (308) 238-2500.
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